Today’s passing of Patra #46 continued full circle. Before it was initially sent off with me in September, it started at Lynda’s studio, with the helping hands of Kristin, her assistant. Today I joined with my mother, also an artist, who has experienced some recent challenges. My transfer of vessel to her is in spirit, as I chose to continue the passing on to Kristin, who happens to be my assistant as well. In essence, closing the circle.
The vessel image includes a hand of each individual who makes this continuous circle of giving.
“We are who we are because of other people.”
As mentioned above, this vessel made a full-circle trek. It began with Lynda, with whom I assist, was gifted to Susie, who then passed it to her mother, and then back to me. As honored as I am to be a part of another vessel’s journey, I kept feeling it was important to continue it onward.
So last weekend, I gifted my sister, Dana, Vessel #46. Dana runs a cultural immersion and volunteer service travel program (http://www.iviatravel.org/). She travels the world to places rich in culture, history, experiences, and people. Part of the program is to work with disadvantaged children in schools, hospitals, or orphanages. I don’t know if this vessel will make it to one of her destinations, but regardless, I wish it, and my sister, forever safe travels.
So I just need to mention this as well…
Being born, raised, and living in the lovely Pacific Northwest, and a fan of all things Seattle, Vessel #46, to be referred to in this circumstance only as “super bowl #46″ was gifted to my sister, Dana, on “Super Bowl #48″…oh what a beautiful day!
Feeling a responsibility to show #46 a good time, I was compelled to introduce #46 to its first snow.
Vessel Goes for Gold
I’d give it a 10!
A Cup of Spring…
Vessel & Petals
#46 Has Caught Spring Fever…
My First Airplane Ride…#46 Takes a Trip
Safe travels to you #46 and Dana!
The Journey Begins with a Cup of Coca Tea..
In the Land of the Inca…
Feeling at Home in Cuzco…
The Journey continued from Cusco to the Sacred Valley…on the Incan Trail
On the Incan Trail…
With my beautiful Peruvian friend Magaly overlooking the terraces of Pisac…
So happy you and #46 had safe and interesting travels. Welcome home!
Where am I?
#46 & Machu Picchu
What a View…
Our journey took us back to Cusco where I bid farewell…#46 is now in new hands…good hands
Please say hello to my new friend Vera Tyuleneva…
It’s funny how things go. When I first received the vessel and became a part of the Patra Passage, I was a bit overwhelmed with the responsibility. When Kristin suggested that I take it with me to Peru, I was more than a bit overwhelmed. I stared at it for days, not feeling really worthy as it’s new caretaker. As time passed, the notion of packing it in my travel bag stopped feeling like a burden and rather an adventure. I wasn’t sure how I would do it, I just knew that I would. The day came and I fit it securely in my bag and off we went. It wasn’t my intention to leave it behind but I met an extraordinary woman and I was overwhelmed with how ‘right’ it felt to pass #46 on. I bestowed the vessel to Vera Tyuleneva last Thursday (May 15). For two days (Friday & Saturday) #46 had two caretakers as I took it on the journey that we had set out to take. We journeyed through the Sacred Valley visiting Pisac, Ollayantaytambo and onward to Machu Picchu. I enjoyed photographing #46 in these amazing surroundings and am pleased with what we were able to produce. When we returned, I bid farewell to #46 returning it to Vera and it’s new adventure began…
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